Heck - I was going to mention the Dresden books.
Note: I have a 40-75 minute commute each way and the only way I avoid road-rage is distracting myself with Audiobooks.
Scott Brick does a lot of the Preston and Child novels and I now associate his voice with these authors. These are so good I almost regret arriving home and not being able to continue the stories.
The Jasper Fford books (Ayre Affair and Lost in a Good Book) have a delightfully British female reader that adds to the flavor of the books.
The Janet Evanovitch "Plum" novels have had 2 readers (CJ Critt and ... someone else) and both add enthusiasm and personality to the characters. Damb-Skippy!
I just started a new Carl Hiaasan and after hearing many of his books in my car have found them to be very road-worthy. Interesting characters, snarky humor but not so deep that you cannot pick up the plot after a long weekend. Great choices for audio.
Avoid the Rizzoli and Isles books on audiobook. I just finished "The Apprentice" and the reader (who sounds like Jane Lynch but is not) pronounces Rizzoli as "Ritz-Ole" and does not do a Boston accent very well/at all. The first book ("The Surgeon") had a better reader.
I did not like a Louis McMaster Bujold books on Audiobook. This is hard to write as she is a favorite author - but for some reason her stories are hard to follow on audio. I think the characters/story are so involved it does not work too well. (or perhaps I did not like the reader - it's been a few years). Buy "Cryoburn" and get the CD with all her other novels in electronic format.
I agree that Tina Fey reading her novel "Bossy Pants" is outstanding. You should also try Lisa Sccotoline reading her own book "Why my third husband will be a dog". It's a collection of newspaper articles she wrote for her own town newspaper put into a book. Her voice contains humor, sadness, confusion in all the correct places.
Last edited by FatDog; 06-03-2011 at 06:17 PM.
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